Photo: Air ambulance Pilot Kevin Goddard
A retired supermarket checkout worker from Sheerness is splashing out on a holiday to Australia after winning more than £11,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, signed up for the lifesaving charity’s Superdraw just seven months ago when a canvasser called at her home.
She thought nothing more of her £8-a-month subscription until she received a call telling her she had won the top prize in Wednesday’s draw (October 28th).
The grandmother won a total of £11,329 with random lucky numbers 1,2,18 and 25 and is now planning a trip Down Under to see her son.
She said: “I’m shocked and astonished because it’s the first time I’ve won anything apart from a raffle. The air ambulance is a great cause and I often hear it go over my house.”
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s Regular Lottery costs just £1 per week and there are 12 winners drawn each week with prizes ranging from £25 to £1,000.
For an extra £1 a week, players can join the Superdraw which has a maximum jackpot of £25,000 – a life-changing amount. To join the lottery go to http://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/give/howtojoin or call 01622 833833.